Opening: ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATEURS, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
For the past few weeks, we have been gong into the vaults to show you some of the history of the artists that were partcipating in "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" that is happening through August 3 in Chicago. Today, we have shots from yesterday's opening, along with the final looks of the four murals painted near Lollapolooza by Cleon Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Retna, and Pose.

Owl Scouts

Photography // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Chicago-based photographer Todd Baxter’s series “Owl Scouts” follows the adventures and misfortunes of two fictional Owl Scout kids, a boy and girl. The narrative series explores what happens when the scouts become lost in the woods and experience a chain of worst case scenarios. The bold colors and active compositions create a cinematic feel that draws the viewer into each scene.

Ryan Travis Christian "Check please!" @ Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Featured in our print edition and Psychedelic Book, we are stoked to see the new work of Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions in Chicago opening on Friday, April 25. For Check please, his second solo show at Western Exhibitions, Ryan Travis Christian presents graphite on paper drawings featuring his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color.

The Work of Clay Hickson

Illustration // Thursday, April 17, 2014
Based in Chicago, IL, Clay Hickson is a free lance illustrator who has done work for Bloomberg View, The Fader Magazine, Editorial Magazine, AQQ Design, to name a few. Hickson's style is a fusion of pop-surrealism, the 1990's, and occasionally breakfast.

A Mechanical Mind's Tiny Steampunk Insects

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Using the gears, springs, and other parts from watches, Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates (aka A Mechanical Mind) creates tiny robotic steampunk insects. Many of his miniature mechanical bugs are tiny enough to fit on a single finger!

"Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life" @ Vertical Gallery, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Vertical Gallery in Chicago is presenting "Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life," opening today, June 1st and on display through the 29th. Featuring 10 artists taking every day small-scale objects, many of which are usually disposed, and use them as the art medium, or within context of the work. Featuring: Ben Frost, My Dog Sighs, C215, Simon WG Butler, Kim Alsbrooks, Joseph Martinez, Dont Fret, Pixel Stud, Audrey Heller, and Maria Krouglianskaia.

What's The TIme?: Joey Garfield "The Sound of Never" @ Silo Art Space, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Update: "The Sound of Never" has been extended through June 16th! Juxtapoz contributing editor, Joey Garfield, who recently edited our Beastie Boys issue, will be opening a solo show, The Sound of Never, at SILO Art Space in Chcago tomorrow night, May 18. Curated by Erik Debat, the works in the show are both sculptural, photography-based, and collage. If you are in Chicago, go see our man on the scene!!!

The work of Kiersten Essenpreis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Kiersten Essenpreis this morning. Kiersten works as a freelance illustrator and gallery artist.

New Other mural in Chicago

Street Art // Monday, April 08, 2013
When we think of Other’s work we associate it with trains because it’s where we first saw his monikers and they have always stood out amongst the hoards of other doodles. This new piece by him in Chicago is not on a train, but is of a train. The Canadian artist beautifully painted an old steam engine towing a small log cabin and a multi-colored head in an undisclosed location.

Chicago Warehouse fire results in Ice Wonderland

Street Art // Saturday, January 26, 2013
This is the magnificent outcome of a five-alarm warehouse fire in Chicago that was extinguished in freezing temperatures. Two-hundred firefighters battled the fierce fire and the water sprayed apparently froze over instantly. Real life ice wonderland!
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